hi, i am a long time (20 years) opensource enthusiast and developer, i really like the Hugo project, and am about to convert several WordPress and Jekyll sites into it.
since my concern is to be futureproof for decades, not just years, i’m just a bit worried about two things:
- i don’t know much about GO community… is it a language that is here to stay for long? as i’m sure that the node.js and JS technology will be here for long, but what about GO, and so the Hugo binaries? (i’m really tempted about a JS solution …)
- it seems most of the Hugo dev is in the hand of really few people… is the community strong enough to support an eventual change in the core team? i know for example that behind Jekyll there is GitHub… if a day Olivia will resign it’ll be GitHub itself to cover the missing role, since Jekyll runs millions of GitHub Pages… what about here?
i’ve seen too many open source projects die in latest years…
i know that it’ll be always easy to migrate from Hugo to any other static site generator… that’s why for example i’m not using TOML front matters at all, but just YAML which is quite the standard… and try to structure my contents as agnostic as possible…
thank you for any comment and critics.